Need help in converting values to numbers

James maverick

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hey guys,

i receive reports that contains numbers, and all i do is a simple SUM formula, it doesnt seem to work because my they said the format might not be in numbers. To fix it manually, i hit F2 then enter. Problem is, its about a 1000 or more rows. Help please?


regards,

James
 

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James

Select a blank cell, Edit>Copy, select all the cells/column/rows/whatever with 'numbers and goto Edit>Paste Special..., select Add from the Operation section.

If that doesn't convert them to 'real' numbers then there maybe some errant non-printing characters that need to be dealt with.
 
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